Although it does take some convincing (and not all can be convinced) the Red-Winged Blackbirds are more than happy to grab tasty seeds right from your hand. Unlike the Chickadees, who will daintily pick out one at a time, the Red-winged Blackbird won’t leave until all the food is gone.
FACT: “Male Red-winged Blackbirds fiercely defend their territories during the breeding season, spending more than a quarter of daylight hours in territory defense. He chases other males out of the territory and attacks nest predators, sometimes going after much larger animals, including horses and people.”
If you’d like to see pictures from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015